Bil Browning

George H. W. Bush Participates in Same-Sex Wedding

Filed By Bil Browning | September 26, 2013 11:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: George H. W. Bush, marriage equality, President Bush, Republican marriage equality supporters, same-sex marriage

ghwbwedding-502x670.jpgLooks like the Bush clan just found another supporter of same-sex marriage. Former President George H. W. Bush witnessed the marriage of two lesbian shopkeepers from Kennebunkport, Maine last weekend. Bush signed the paperwork as the official witness for the ceremony.

No big statement from the ex-prez's office. His rep Jim McGrath confirmed his and wife Barbara's presence at the Kennebunkport wedding: "They were private citizens attending a private ceremony for two friends."

In an e-mail from their honeymoon in London, Clement told us they've known the former first couple for years and were thrilled they accepted the wedding invitation. Thinking about "how monumental this time is in our lives" and "how blessed we are to be in their lives," they decided to ask them "to really personalize it for us" as witnesses.

"This is such a wonderful time for change in our legal system," she added. "Who would be best to help us acknowledge the importance of our wedding as our friends and as the former leader of the free world. When they agreed to do so we just felt that it was the next acknowledgment of being 'real and normal.'" Clement, 60, said she and Thorgalsen, 55, have been together for 12 years, during which she helped raise her new wife's now-adult daughters.


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